McMillon 'Loves' what U-M has to Offer

Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven High 2015 MLB Joshua McMillon gives his thoughts on the Wolverines, where they stand in his recruitment, a decision timeline and more.

At 6-foot-3, 230-pounds, it's easy to see why 2015 linebacker Joshua McMillon has the interest of the Michigan coaching staff. He's big, strong and can move athletically for a man his size.

The Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven High standout admits he likes what the Wolverines are offering, too. And says he would like to come back to Ann Arbor soon for another visit.

"I love Coach Singletary, Coach Smith and Coach Mattison, we talk very often," McMillon said. "They stand very high on the charts. I'm trying to get my mom and dad back up there to see everything. Actually my mom because my dad has already been up there. I want to try to get them back up there and get a feel for everything."

McMillon, who took in his first visit to Michigan's campus back in April, says U-M's academics standards have stood out so far in his recruitment with the Maize & Blue.

"They separate themselves from everybody else because they set their [academics] standards so high," McMillon said. "So they actually expect their student-athletes to actually be students first instead of athlete-student. I love that about them. They make sure they get their work. They base their schedule around their major instead of around their athletics. Even though they are on athletic scholarship, they make sure they get an education."

Rated the No. 11 MLB in the latest player rankings, McMillon says his talks with Coach Mattison are also sticking out in his recruitment with Michigan.

"He actually compares me to Ray Lewis," McMillon said on his conversation with Mattison. "He said I remind him a lot of Ray Lewis and how he plays. Just hearing that from him makes me feel really great."

McMillon says he is planning a August decision, and with it less than two months away, he says the Wolverines are one of his top choices available.

"Michigan is definitely in the top-five," McMillon said. "Along with Alabama, Auburn, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss. I would have to say that is my top-five right now."

And if McMillon does came up to Michigan before his decision, he says he would like have a full student-athlete experience.

"I want to see how the environment feels," McMillon said. "Getting a good feel for everything. Making sure it's the right fit for me. I want to get a chance to sit down with the players. I want to get one-on-one time with me and coach. I want to check out a few of the practices to get a feel for it. I also want to second a day with one of the athletes and get a good feel for it."

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